Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mars had oceans reports Nature Geoscience

A University of Colorado study released today in Nature Geoscience reports 52 river-delta deposits across Mars at about the same elevation, probably marking the boundary of a once-massive ocean that took up 36% of the Martian surface 3.5 billion years ago. Brian Hynek, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), also discovered in a related study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), that there are 40,000 river valleys on Mars. What no one can yet answer is where did all the ancient water go?
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Life in the dirt on mars
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